Affectiva & Softbank Robotics Partners to Create Emotional Intelligence in Humanoid Robots

Published by , September 3, 2018 2:42 pm

(BusinessWire) Affectiva, the global leader in Artificial Emotional Intelligence (Emotion AI), and SoftBank Robotics, the global leader in humanoid robotics, today announced their partnership to enable robots to have more relational and human-like interactions with people. Affectiva’s Emotion AI will be integrated into SoftBank’s humanoid robot, Pepper, to allow Pepper to adapt its behavior based on a deep understanding of people’s complex emotional and cognitive states as they interact.
The integration of Affectiva’s Emotion AI in Pepper will expand Pepper’s emotion detection capabilities, allowing the robot to understand not only emotions, but complex cognitive states. Affectiva’s Emotion AI runs on-device in real-time, and can detect highly nuanced states based on people’s facial and vocal expressions. Beyond identifying fundamental human emotions such as joy, anger and surprise, Affectiva’s technology can detect more complex cognitive states and expressions such as distraction, drowsiness, or differentiating between a smile and a smirk.

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